Many of the patients who visit our Ft. Lauderdale plastic surgery practice for a consultation ask what Dr. Harrell can do about their cellulite. If you have cellulite, it won't surprise you to hear that it's a major cosmetic concern for many people who seek plastic surgery.
Cellulite is caused by the fat beneath your skin pushing against connective tissue, dimpling the surface of the skin. While it's more likely to occur in people with excess fat, even people with very little body fat can have cellulite. You may have noticed that pulling your skin taut makes the cellulite flatten out and disappear, and wondered whether a body lift surgery would make your skin look smoother.
The answer is complicated. While body lift surgery does generally improve the appearance of your skin and make it tighter, it usually doesn't affect cellulite, which has little to do with skin elasticity.
On the other hand, cellulite can appear more prominent when you have excess skin and fat, so getting a lift surgery done on the affected area may make the cellulite appear less noticeable.
Other solutions for reducing cellulite include:
- Laser skin therapy can thicken skin and reduce cellulite
- Products that darken the skin make cellulite less noticeable
- Exercise can give you toned muscles that hide cellulite
- If you are overweight, losing fat can help
The best way to find out what a body lift surgery will do to your cellulite is to arrange an initial consultation with Dr. Harrell, who can look at your specific case and make recommendations accordingly. To set up that appointment, contact us by calling (954) 526-0066 . Dr. Harrell serves Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and the surrounding areas.